I quit my job! Last week was my last week at a big law firm. This is the first week of my new life, which I am inventing as I go. My goal is to start my own practice and be up and running by the end of the year. I kept daycare but have more time and flexibility. I’ve already filed for a PLLC, which is very exciting. I had to contact the State Bar then the Secretary of State and then the State Bar again. Good grief. I also need to tackle insurance and a trust account. I’m having fun learning new skills. Seriously!
The main reason for leaving my job is to spend more time with my family. At least, I think they need me. It will also be nice to have time to exercise. This is my second day home and it’s been good so far! I feel a little out of sorts, like I’m paving a new path, but it’s also exciting. I made a few house rules to promote success.
Rule 1# Dress for success. That means business causal or better a majority of the time. Yes, even at home when no one will see you. I’m hoping this will promote a working environment and professional image. Rule #2 Set a Schedule. This means a full calendar. So I set up lunch dates twice a week for the next two months. And don’t let the day dictate what you do. Decide the goal for the day, week, month and year. Even have a 2-year plan. Then make sure to modify the schedule as you go. We’ll see how I do by the end of the month! I have also dedicate my first two weeks at home to self-reflection and organization. I have set aside several hours each day for quiet reflection, goal-setting and prayer. I’m also organizing the house, which is awesome to do at the beginning of the year no matter what! I think better with a clean, organized house. Like I said, it’s only day 2! 🙂 Wish me luck!